Israeli navy ships attacked, late on Wednesday at night, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region, and abducted two fishermen.

Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several live rounds at the fishing boats, in addition to trying to capsize them with water cannons.

They added that the navy abducted Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Hadi al-Qan, 27, and Mohammad Shehda Zo’rob, 23, after surrounding their boat, and took them to an unknown destination.

Such violations are frequent in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and include attacks against farmers and workers in areas close to the perimeter fence.

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, twelve Palestinians, including two siblings and one child, from their homes.

The soldiers also invaded the family home of a Palestinian detainee near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before taking measurements of the property in preparation for detonating it.